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May 2019

Bien Nacido Vineyard Tour & Dinner

May 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bien Nacido Vineyard, 4705 Santa Maria Mesa Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93454 United States
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$38 – $104

Take a journey to Santa Maria with ESB members and learn about the famous Bien Nacido Vineyard. Want an excursion for Memorial Day Weekend?  Here’s an idea… Imagine wandering through a blossoming vineyard in the warmth of an early summer afternoon with a winemaker and master sommelier as your guides.  As you take in the glorious rolls of vineyard hills, sip the wines as you walk through the block from which the grapes were grown. Then finish the afternoon with…

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Chef Massimo’s Michelin Rated Experience

May 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Caruso’s, 1759 S Jameson Ln
Montecito, CA 93108 United States
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Free

Chef Massimo Falsini is designing an incredible six-course tasting menu exclusively for ESB members! This special dinner is be limited to 12 guests and will feature dishes specifically crafted for this event, inspired by Chef’s tenures in Michelin rated restaurants around the world. Every single element of the dinner is locally sourced to showcase the bounty of the American Riviera. There will be an optional wine pairing, and guests will be seated together on the scenic veranda at Caruso’s. Attendance…

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June 2019

Mollydooker Winemaker Dinner

June 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Convivo Restaraunt, 901 E. Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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$116 – $135.00

ESB is bringing the award-winning wines of Australia to Santa Barbara! Mollydooker Wines is located in the beautiful scenic McLaren Vale wine region, which is one of Australia's oldest wine regions and home of some the most iconic wines. They are known for producing some of the highest rated Rhone varietal wines in the world. Robert Parker has rated Mollydooker wines #1 and #2 in the world! Owner Sarah Marquis will be leading guests through 11 Mollydooker wines; paired with appetizers and…

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Winemaker Evening & Dinner: Young Inglewood Wines of Napa Valley

June 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$80 – $188

…Where balance in winemaking is part of an inspired movement toward the new-old-school Napa! Epicurean Santa Barbara is excited to feature its first Napa Winery: Young Inglewood of St. Helena! Young Inglewood is known for their old world non-interventionist winemaking practices, and the estate's signature character in their Bordeaux varietals is transformed into wines of profound depth and complexity; and balance and grace. They recently scored 93pts for their Estate Cabernet Sauvignon! For this very special tasting, ESB will host…

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July 2019

ESB Pizzas, Brews and BYOB!

July 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$40

Gather round for a summer pizza party! We’ll have two pizza ovens cranking out homemade pizzas, calzones, and other treats, and Topa Topa will be showcasing three of their popular brews! Don’t like beer? That’s fine- it’s BYOB as well! Bring youR favorite bottle or beverage to enjoy or share during the event. And stay for the dessert pizza with Nutella and Bananas! In the true ESB fashion there will be a variety of traditional and modern toppings, cheeses, veggies,…

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August 2019

The Santa Barbara Vintner Legends Series: Jim Clendenen & Adam Tolmach

August 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$59 – $94

2 Legends, 12 Wines, 1 Fellowship Dinner! This is an evening that will go down in Central Coast wine history. Having just Jim Clendenen from Au Bon Climat or Adam Tolmach from The Ojai Vineyard by themselves would be a magical night, but having them both together — which was Jim’s idea! — is incredibly special. Join Legendary winemakers Adam Tolmach Jim Clendenen, and ESB members for our first Winemaker Fellowship Dinner! Guests will come together to enjoy a “Fellowship Dinner”,…

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September 2019

Smoke & Mirrors: An Evening of Cigars, Magic and Fine Fare

September 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$47 – $55.00

Join ESB for an evening of Cigars, Magic & Dinner! Bring your cigars to enjoy with friends…And the magic? A magician will be among the guests! Prepare to be amazed! ESB will provide a welcome beverage and Judy Astbury will be preparing passed appetizers and a spread of seasonally-inspired Italian-Californian specialties perfect for this fall evening. This event is also BYOB.

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Wagyu Steak Tasting & Dinner with Chef John Cox and Katie Parker

September 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$155

Dry-Aged Wagyu Steak Tasting & Dinner! ESB is proud to feature Chef John Cox of Bear & Star and Katie Parker of Fess Parker Ranch with a Dry-Aged Wagyu Steak Tasting and Dinner! Chef John and Katie will lead guests on a tasting of Wagyu with different stages of aging; from fresh, to aged, and super dry-aged. Known for his acclaimed ventures in micro-regional cuisine, Chef Cox earned accolades for his work at Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn in…

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October 2019

Get Hooked: Fall Seafood Demo

October 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$57

Get hooked on Seafood! Once again ESB is collaborating with Get Hooked Seafood and Chef P.A. Tremblay to host a culinary demonstration on how to store, prep and cook seafood sourced through Get Hooked, a Community Supported Fishery Service that delivers locals the highest quality sustainable seafood, sourced directly from local fishermen. Chef P.A. Tremblay will lead the demonstration which will include appetizers and entrees featuring the fresh catch courtesy Get Hooked. This spontaneous, and (partially) improvised interpretation of the…

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Wine Down Wednesday: Wine Shepherd

October 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Wine Shepherd, 30 East Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Free – $22

Wine Down Wednesday + Optional Black Sheep Tasting Menu Dinner Relax and “Wine Down” with ESB members and guests on Wednesday, October 16th from 5-7pm. Enjoy wine specials from The Wine Shepherd. Event cost includes appetizers by Chef Robert of The Black Sheep. Don’t forget to stay for the prize drawing! Afterwards, a group of ESB members and guests will stay at Black Sheep to enjoy Black Sheep's family style tasting menu. RSVP if you would like to join us.…

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November 2019

ESB + SushiBar!

November 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sushi Bar Montecito, 1295 Coast Village Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93018 United States
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$11.00

ESB has reserved a full seating at Montecito’s SushiBar! 10 ESB members will dine together and experience the 17 course Omakase menu! The dinner $110 a person + tax and gratuity for the Omakase. Guests will pay their individual bills at the end of the evening. This experience starts at 7:30 with a complimentary welcome cocktail in the lobby. Seating is at 8:00. Situated next door to The Monarch in the historical Montecito Inn, Sushi|Bar Montecito is Chef Phillip Frankland…

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La Piazza – Launch Event

November 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Oppi’z, 1026 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Free – $16

La Piazza - Launch Event! ESB is thrilled to introduce La Piazza, a series that celebrates Italian culture, food, wine, music, arts, and community.  By hosting regular events, La Piazza brings together like-minded individuals who share a passion for Italian culture and artisans who strive to inspire one another.This evening will provide a ‘taste’ of “La Piazza”: a little live Italian Music, Delicious pizzas and appetizers from Oppi’z, specials on Italian wine, and little Pugliese Olive Oil tasting! Meet our…

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December 2019

Holiday Wine Down Wednesday: Pearl Social

December 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pearl Social, 131 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$12 – $17

Holiday Wine Down Wednesday Celebrate the the holidays with your member friends at Pearl Social, SB’s newest music and cocktail lounge. Dress up with us! Wear your holiday sparkles or your debonair dress shirt, and journey through the snow…err…brisk evening breeze, to Pearl Social: the swanky, modern, sophisticated haven of fine libations next to The Lark. Imbibe in one of their beautifully balanced cocktails, wines by the glass, or beer, taking in the mirthful atmosphere that says “it’s the holidays…be…

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Law Estate Wines Vertical Dinner

December 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hotel Californian, 36 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$176 – $199

Law Estate Wines "Black & White" Vertical Dinner! ESB is hosting a very special Vertical Dinner with Law Estate Vineyards of Paso Robles with Chef Paul Osborne of Hotel Californian. Starting off with their Estate Rosé, the line-up of wines will include taste 6 different wines from multiple vintages, chosen to reveal the true characteristics of each wine; 13 wines total!  Three of the courses will be vertical tastings which include wines from the Black Label; which are usually available to…

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January 2020

Food and Wine of the Alpine

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$150

Food and Wine of the Alpine Come explore the food and wines from the tiny magical, mountainous area of Alto Adige. Nestled in the very steep foothills of the Dolomiti alps, this region produces some of the most complex white and interesting red wines of Italy, along with incredible cheese and dishes like fried sage leaves, baked mushroom crespelle (crepes), priest stranglers (green gnocchi) in butter sauce, venison with berries, and more. Chef PA Tremblay is creating an incredible 6…

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February 2020

Bistro Musicale: Italian Wine Dinner and Music of Italian Cinema

February 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$122

Bistro Musicale: Italian Wine Dinner paired with Music from and Inspired By Italian Cinema Join us for the first collaboration with La Piazza and experience an evening that blends Chef-Crafted, Sommelier-helmed 3 course wine dinner with musical performances from world class music artists. This is intended to enhance the music through an intimate multi-sensorial experience. ...The two most delectable art forms in complete harmony: Food and Music! Wine will be provided by sommelier Jessica Garver from The Monk's Table and the food will be…

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March 2020

Get Hooked: Spring Seafood Demo & Dinner

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$50.00

Get hooked on Seafood! Once again ESB is collaborating with Get Hooked Seafood and Chef P.A. Tremblay to host a culinary demonstration on how to store, prep and cook seafood sourced through Get Hooked, a Community Supported Fishery Service that delivers locals the highest quality sustainable seafood, sourced directly from local fishermen. Chef P.A. Tremblay will lead the demonstration which will include appetizers and entrees featuring the fresh catch courtesy Get Hooked. This spontaneous, and (partially) improvised interpretation of the…

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June 2020

Crafting a Moroccan Meal with Chef Robin Goldstein

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$95

Crafting a Moroccan Meal with Chef Robin Goldstein An outdoor, summer-inspired demonstration cooking class and dinner that is informative, stunning, and delicious! Learn new recipes and techniques, featured in Robin's new cookbook, as she prepares a meal inspired by her travels and living abroad! Over the years, Robin has developed and fine-tuned her California-Mediterranean cooking style, with an emphasis on spice and flavor. The event will be held at a private residence, and guests will be seated in a spacious backyard,…

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July 2020

Dish Up The Perfect Date!

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$115.00

Dish Up The Perfect Date! Featuring Samsara Wines & Epicurean Santa Barbara At a private residence setting with ocean views limited to 12 guests, taste through Samsara's current and library vintages with Winemaker Matt Brady and Sommelier Lily Hays, and observe and enjoy an elegant three-course dinner by ESB Founder, Amy Baer Robinson. A perfect evening whether you are with a friend, a loved one or dining solo! Samsara Wine Co. produces small lots of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache and Chardonnay…

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Winemaker Dinner: Orion Stang of Dilecta Wines

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$125

Private 4-Seat Winemaker Dinner Orion Stang of Dilécta Wines Following the live Dilécta wine tasting.  Join Orion for an even more exclusive and elevated experience with a 5-Course Wine dinner, limited to 4 guests. ESB Founder Amy Baer Robinson will design with Orion (who also has a culinary background) a dinner featuring beautiful flavors of gourmet cuisine that will pair in perfect harmony with Dilécta Wines, bringing out the best of both. The dinner will also include additional current and…

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